Dr. Thomas Axworthy, OC has had a distinguished career in government, academia, and philanthropy. He served as the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, and he was a key strategist on repatriation of the Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He was appointed Secretary-General of the InterAction Council, a think tank of former world leaders, in 2011. Established in 1983, the InterAction Council was the first group to apply the wisdom and network of former leaders to current global issues. He is currently a distinguished senior fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Chair of Public Policy at Massey College, University of Toronto, having previously taught at Harvard University and Queen’s University. He is also the author of numerous books and articles.
Tom participated in Panel 3: Democracy and Human Rights.